Yagya / Homam

In Hinduism, yajna or yagya (Sanskrit यज्ञ )(Tamil யாகம்); also Anglicized as Yajna, Yadna) is a ritual of offerings accompanied by chanting of vedic mantras (also “worship, prayer, praise, offering and oblation, sacrifice”) derived from the practice in Vedic times. Yajna is an ancient ritual of offering and sublimating the havana sámagri (herbal preparations) in the fire. An essential element is the ritual fire – the divine Agni – into which oblations are poured, as everything that is offered into the fire is believed to reach God.